Lance Bridges, PhD

Lance Bridges, PhD
Chair of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry

7000 Chad Colley Boulevard
Fort Smith, AR  72916

Dr. Lance Bridges is the founding Chair of the Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Sciences Department at ARCOM.  He and his wife, Jamie, are both Arkansas natives.  After receiving his BS in Biochemistry from John Brown University, he obtained his PhD from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  He subsequently conducted an NIH-funded post-doctoral fellowship in field of morphogenesis and regenerative medicine at the University of Virginia. He has held faculty positions at the University of Central Arkansas and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University where he was also a member of the East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute.  His research interests entail a novel regulatory mechanism for the ADAM (a disintegrin and metalloprotease) family of enzymes and delineating the mechanism of action of retinoids, natural and synthetic vitamin A derivatives, in the treatment of cutaneous lymphoma.